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Burd Family History

Burd Surname Meaning

English: variant of Bird . Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): nickname for a man with a notable beard from a southern Yiddish pronunciation of Yiddish bord ‘beard’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Bard, Burt, Bord, Bird, Bury, Burr, Byrd, Burdo, Hurd, Burg

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Where is the Burd family from?

You can see how Burd families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burd family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burd families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 75 Burd families living in Shropshire. This was about 22% of all the recorded Burd's in United Kingdom. Shropshire had the highest population of Burd families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Burd surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Burd ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Burd. 13% of Burd men worked as a Farmer and 69% of Burd women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burd were Joiner Carpenter and Incapacitated. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farmer
    13%
  • Railway Photographer
    13%
  • Agricultural Labourer
    13%
  • Joiner Carpenter
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    69%
  • Private Means
    5%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Burd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burd census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Burd. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Burd. For the veterans among your Burd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burd lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Burd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Burd in 1944 was 63, and 73 in 2004.

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